Lifesaving Society

The Royal Lifesaving Society operates in Canada as the Lifesaving Society. The lifesaving Society has just celebrated 100 years in Canada. It is the industry leader in life-guarding and lifesaving in Canada with a variety of courses to help candidates become proficient lifesavers and lifeguards. The Lifesaving Society expanded its courses by also offering basic first aid and CPR classes.

CPR courses available through the Lifesaving Society:

  • CPR level “A”
  • CPR level “C”
  • Health Care Provider CPR (CPR HCP)

All CPR and first aid classes include certification and training in the use of automated external defibrillators.

The Lifesaving Society also offers basic first aid courses which include CPR training. The following is a list of the combined first aid and CPR courses offered through the Lifesaving Society.

Combined First Aid and CPR Training By the Lifesaving Society

  • Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR

Training Locations:

The Lifesaving Society provides first aid and CPR courses throughout Canada including the territories.

Positive Reviews:

The Lifesaving Society prides itself on providing the latest CPR standards for its courses. Its courses are strongly geared towards lifesavers and life-guards. Its class prices are competitive and instructors have considerable freedom in when instructing.

Negative Reviews:

With the Lifesaving Society so focused on life-guarding courses it doesn’t have a large number of first aid training providers. The training providers have to follow strict capacity standards which can lead to higher prices in some regions. Course registration can be difficult with the training providers with the Lifesaving Society as it isn’t structured in any way. The Lifesaving Society training providers have limited numbers of coursers and registration can be difficult, especially for people looking for weekday courses.


If you can find a Lifesaving Society CPR class in your region it will likely be for a competitive price. The course is entirely up to the instructor. The class will likely have no more than 12 candidates due to the strict standards which may make the course more expensive in your region. Not a bad provider when it comes to CPR re-certification classes.